July 21, 2017

Above: A brief history of the Opera de Paris at the Palais Garnier, begun in 1861 at the request of Napoleon III, completed in 1875.

1 is the lower lobby as one enters the Palais Garnier.

2 to 6 shows the stairwell entrance into the Palais, and a couple of ceiling frescoes visible as one walks up the Grand Escalier stairs.

7 and 8 show two young ladies who decided they were going to sing a song in the opera house.

8 to 13 shows the Grand Foyer and some of the quite elaborate ceiling frescoes within it, including the large middle by Paul Baudry entitled "Music" in 12.

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